The June 10 Metro article “Frosh, Cardin trade barbs in attorney general debate” devoted too little attention to the third candidate in the Democratic primary race for Maryland attorney general, Del. Aisha N. Braveboy (D-Prince George’s).
Ms. Braveboy wasn’t mentioned until the seventh paragraph and, after an unenthusiastic mention in the next paragraph, did not show up again in the rest of the lengthy article.
Maybe the reason Ms. Braveboy is “less well known,” as the article put it, is that The Post does not publicize her candidacy and positions.
The Post should fulfill its obligation to inform readers about all the candidates, not just the leading money-raisers.
Deborah Wagner, Brookeville
I have been disappointed by the gender dynamics of The Post’s coverage of the debates among the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor and attorney general.
The June 10 Metro article about the attorney general debate focused almost exclusively on how state Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D-Montgomery) and Del. Jon S. Cardin (D-Baltimore County) repeatedly attacked each other. It briefly noted that the third candidate in the race, Del. Aisha N. Braveboy (D-Prince George’s), “stuck to the questions that were asked,” but readers learned nothing about what answers she gave.
The June 6 Metro article on the debate among candidates for governor, “In last debate, Gansler and Brown trade barbs over health-care Web site,” was only a little better, mentioning Del. Heather R. Mizeur’s (D-Montgomery) stand on the issues in only two paragraphs of a lengthy article, even though the latest polls show her approaching Attorney General Doug Gansler in popularity in the three-way race.
Many Maryland voters want to know more about these impressive female candidates; The Post should stop slighting them in its coverage.
Susan D. Carle, Bethesda